Mem Fox will be speaking Saturday, October 9th at 4:00 pm to 5:30 at the Farmington Community Library, (32737 West 12 Mile Road.) Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event and in advance at Book Beat. This event is meant for parents and educators.
“Children can learn to read easily without being taught, by being read to, by playing games with words, and by falling head over heels in love with books.” – Mem Fox
Book Beat and the Farmington Community Library are excited to announce a visit by best-selling children’s author Mem Fox. Fox is the author of many beloved children’s books including: Possum Magic, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Hattie and the Fox. She is also well-known as one of the world’s leading advocates for children’s literacy and the author of Reading Magic; considered by educators as one of the best books explaining the importance of reading to children on a regular basis and a guide for creating readers.
This is a rare free appearance by this well-regarded speaker, educator and author and the first visit by her to the general public in the Detroit-Metro Area. Fox, an Australian, is that country’s number one picture-book author and an Associate Prof. in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide until her retirement in 1996. Her newest book is Let’s Count Goats, a delightful picture book written for children two-to-six. She will be talking about the importance of parent’s reading aloud to their children. Fox is an excellent speaker and this is a must-attend event for teachers and parents and anyone concerned about future generations and the quality of education in this country and around the world.
“If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent-and every adult caring for a child-read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.” – quote from Fox’s book Reading Magic
Please know that this free event sponsored by Book Beat is possible only from the support of customers who purchase copies of her books at the event or in advance at Book Beat. We believe that visits from world-renowned authors enrich our community. We thank you for your continued support in making these opportunities possible.